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Pecos River Compact Commission

Description and history of the Pecos River Compact Commission. Commissioners and TCEQ Interstate Compact Coordinator contact information. Contact information of the legal counsel assigned to the Pecos River Compact Commission by the Texas Attorney General's Office. Date of the annual meeting.


The Texas Pecos River Compact Commission represents Texas on the interstate Pecos River Commission to ensure that Texas receives its equitable share of quality water from the Pecos River and its tributaries as apportioned by the Pecos River Compact. The Compact includes the states of New Mexico and Texas.


The Texas Pecos River Compact Commission (PRCC) is authorized by Chapter 42 of the Texas Water Code. The Pecos River Compact was signed by representatives of Texas and New Mexico on December 3, 1948. Subsequently, the Compact was ratified by both the Texas and New Mexico legislatures and was approved by Congress and signed by the President in 1949. Thus, the Compact represents both state and federal law. The Compact allocates the waters of the Pecos River between the two states and established the interstate Pecos River Commission to administer the compact. The interstate Pecos River Commission includes one commissioner appointed by the governor from each of the signatory states and one commissioner appointed by the President.


Chapter 42 Texas Water Code


The Honorable Frederic "Rick" Tate
Pecos River Compact Commissioner
P.O. Box 969
Marfa, Texas 79843
Term expires: January 23, 2029



Scott Van Winkle, Ph.D.
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 13087, MC-160
Austin, TX 78711
Fax: 512-239-2214


J. Amber Ahmed
Office of the Attorney General
P.O. Box 12548-MC-066
Austin, TX 78711

Meeting Dates

The 2024 Pecos River Commission annual meeting will be held remotely on Tuesday, April 9, 2024 at 8:30 AM MDT, 9:30 AM CDT. Please see agenda for call-in links.

Pursuant to the suspension of certain open meetings laws by Governor Greg Abbott and restrictions applicable to other out-of-state PRCC members, this meeting will be held by video and teleconference to advance the public health goal of limiting face-to-face meetings to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Information Links

Pecos River Commission Rules, Revised 2016

U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Pecos River Basin

U.S. Geological Survey Gages in Texas

Pecos River Basin, New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission

Pecos River Watershed Protection Plan, Texas Water Resources Institute

Pecos River Compact

Pecos Amended Supreme Court Decree, 1988

Pecos River Water Quality Coalition Fact Sheet

Pecos River Initial Watershed Assessment, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 2012